§ Mr. Hooley
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners have been held in the control unit at Wakefield since it was opened on an experimental basis on 1st August 1974; what has been the maximum period for which any one prisoner has been held in the unit; and when this experiment will be terminated.
§ Mr. Roy Jenkins
Six prisoners have been sent to the control unit since it opened. The longest time any prisoner has spent there is 32 weeks. As the unit will shortly have been in operation for a year I have set in hand a review of the existing arrangements.